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Bootstrapped Web is for entrepreneurs who are bootstrapping web startups and believe in order to achieve success, we must learn by doing. Interviews with bootstrapped entrepreneurs and case studies in building profitable businesses.
 
Two Brits talking about bootstrapping their businesses and the challenges they face along the way. Occasionally drinking tea but never wearing bowler hats! Tune in and hear about a wide range of topics from software development, validating a software product, and marketing, to when is Nick going to start training for the London marathon ;o). There’ll be thrills and spills along the way. Don’t miss out, subscribe to the podcast feed so you can laugh and cry along with (or at!) us.
 
Indie Worldwide is where indie hackers come to meet other indie hackers. Every week we interview a successful startup founder, indie maker, or bootstrapper and find out how they did it. Each episode is packed with actionable growth strategies and proven tactics for building your indie startup. Catch our recorded interviews here, or check out one of our multiple monthly live meetups: https://indieworldwide.co/ See you there 🌎🌍🌏 Hosted by Anthony Castrio
 
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I love when entrepreneurs talk about their biggest failures. To be an entrepreneur you have to be an optimist and I love learning how optimist deal with setbacks.Today’s guest faced several setbacks and we’re going to find out how he recovered. Todd Palmer is the founder of Extraordinary Advisors which helps leaders and entrepreneurs. Todd Palmer i…
 
Where we discuss licensing and how it intersects with everything we do - from Elastic adopting Mongo’s SSPL to the mess that was made public with Wireguard, PFSense and BSD. Licenses are important, folks, choose them well and with purpose, ideally with a laywer in the room. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for …
 
I met Lloyd Lobo five years ago at a dinner and he seemed like a super confident guy. Everything seemed like it was going his way at that time. It wasn’t until I started reading up on him in preparation for this interview that I realized how much he was struggling with his startup.I want to find out about that period of his life and how he turned i…
 
This we, we chatted about: Evil Crypto Teletubbies Voltswagon Fathom has acquired Google Jon is trying out a new private office, in a coworking space (Deskpass) Justin had a quick chat with Derrick Reimer, SavvyCal Tweet: Two years ago (March 2019), Justin posted a screenshot of our revenue numbers and we were just about to hit $10k in MRR. Jason F…
 
Today I have a guest who I have been talking to for over 10 years as he bootstrapped his company. Francois Arbour is the founder of PremiumBeat, a curated library of royalty-free music for creative professionals.He sold that company to Shutterstock and has gone on to do many other things. I want to know how a guy who started out in the basement bec…
 
Will this be the week that Jordan finally gets to talk about crypto? In this episode of Bootstrapped Web, Brian and Jordan give us some updates on their businesses. Is Brian running late with ZipMessage? What has been going on behind the scenes of Jordan’s secret project? They also talk indepth about discipline and productivity. Do working sessions…
 
Joining me is a long-time listener and I’m excited to have him on here. He’s created a solution that helps podcasters get top dollar for their ads. If you are a content creator, you’ll want to hear this interview. If you’re a company trying to figure out where to place your ad spend, you’ll want to hear this interview.David Tintner is the co-founde…
 
Joining me is an investment banker who decided he wanted to start a software company. But instead of going online and finding a technical co-founder to do all the work, he spent two years learning how to code. Ryan Coon is the co-founder of Avail, which simplifies property management for independent landlords.In this interview we’re going to hear t…
 
Where we talk with Brian Miller about running large scale networks for a major university and his adventures in Internet2, IPv6 and wireless all come up. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm. Links for Episode 112: Internet2 C-Li…
 
Joining me as someone who I had an awkward conversation with about a decade ago. I think he would say the same about that day. He was in his early twenties and didn’t have much to say. Well, 10 years later, he’s written a book and has a successful business. I want to find out how he made such a transformation.David Spinks is the co-founder of CMX H…
 
This is two weeks in a row for Brian and Jordan. In today’s episode they’re talking about new toys and tools, Twitter drama, and business talk, specifically Jordan’s newest team member and Brian’s newest product. April 5th is going to be a big week for both Brian and Jordan when it comes to business news. They also successfully avoid having Jordan …
 
This is two weeks in a row for Brian and Jordan. In today’s episode they’re talking about new toys and tools, Twitter drama, and business talk, specifically Jordan’s newest team member and Brian’s newest product. April 5th is going to be a big week for both Brian and Jordan when it comes to business news. They also successfully avoid having Jordan …
 
Today’s guest runs a business for entrepreneurs which is really similar to my business. I invited him here because I want to find out what’s working for him and how I can improve.Ben Aston is the founder of The Digital Project Manager. It’s a place where project managers can learn about what’s going on in their industry. I want to figure out how he…
 
Joining me is an entrepreneur who had a simple idea, bootstrapped it, and is doing really well. Dmitri Leonov is the founder of SaneBox, software that makes sure only important email stays in your Inbox.I want to find out how he did it. Dmitri Leonov is the founder of SaneBox, software that makes sure only important email stays in your Inbox. Spons…
 
Joining me is Barnaby Lashbrooke. He has a virtual assistant company called Time Etc. which I would have thought would be an easy businesses to start because it makes so much sense. But it turns out it took a while to get the business model to work. I want to find out why. He’s also the author of The Hard Work Myth: How To Achieve More And Work Les…
 
Officially a year after the pandemic started, Brian and Jordan do a bit of reminiscing and chatting about vaccine news before diving into updates about work. Not to mention, Jordan gets his first real haircut of the year. On the business front, things are moving (slow and steady) for Brian. ProcessKit has accumulated a decent amount of data which m…
 
Officially a year after the pandemic started, Brian and Jordan do a bit of reminiscing and chatting about vaccine news before diving into updates about work. Not to mention, Jordan gets his first real haircut of the year. On the business front, things are moving (slow and steady) for Brian. ProcessKit has accumulated a decent amount of data which m…
 
Sam and Ryan discuss building a library with TSDX, as well as some hiccups they ran into with node’s module resolution algorithm. They also talk about how even though Tailwind and Bootstrap are both considered CSS frameworks, they’re actually used to solve very different problems. Topics include: 0:00 Intro 2:55 Building a library with TSDX 11:56 W…
 
Joining me is a guy who failed a couple of times in entrepreneurship but he decided to continue anyway.I’m curious why he didn’t just give up. And instead of giving up, he went on to create this software called Bonjoro. It allows you to send individual videos to people at scale. We’ll find out how he built it up. Matt Barnett is the founder of Bonj…
 
I don’t know how today’s guest is still standing. Chad Newell is running a company that has pivoted so many times for so many different reasons.The tenacity and the agility it must have taken to stay with it fascinates me. We’ll find out how he did it in this interview.Chad Newell co-founder and CEO of Snapwire.co which lets teams find and hire the…
 
Today’s guest bought a business that was at death door step. He brought it back to life–back to profitability. But then he discovered an even bigger problem. We’ll talk about how he used software to solve it. Jeremy Bodenhamer is the founder of ShipHawk, smarter shipping software. Jeremy Bodenhamer is the founder of ShipHawk, smarter shipping softw…
 
Where we discuss the risks you take using package managers and code you do not host yourself. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm. Links for Episode 111: Dependency Confusion The Great Suspender Leftpad NPM Debcle DNS Exfil Dete…
 
I happen to be the one of the many people who don’t have enough time to take my car in for maintenance. Well, joining me is an entrepreneur who recognized that problem and is solving it.Limvirak Chea is the founder of Fixter, which lets users book hassle-free car maintenance. Limvirak Chea is the founder of Fixter, which lets users book hassle-free…
 
Most of the budget spent on conferences isn't returned. The content isn't why people go to conferences. They're a moral booster and a networking opportunity. Speakers are the hook, community is what keeps people coming back. In-person conferences are still more profitable (for DesignX), mostly because they're charging less for tickets. Even though …
 
Joining me is a bootstrapper who built yet another email marketing company. There are so many and yet the demand was there. He built it up and sold it in just two years. I want to find out how he did it. Shawn Finder is the co-founder of Autoklose, a sales automation platform. Shawn Finder is the co-founder of Autoklose, a sales automation platform…
 
I recently read the book written by today’s guest. It’s called Backable: The Surprising Truth Behind What Makes People Take a Chance on You.I thought it was incredibly helpful because he gave clear steps for how to be “backable,” the type of person that people like, that they want to put their money or careers behind.I’ve seen so many of these peop…
 
Today, Brian and Jordan are talking about what it’s like in no man’s land and their struggles with imposter’s syndrome. Brian shares more details about his newest venture. Jordan talks about his need for structure. They do a deep dive into the launch process and various launch strategies as well as updates on their various projects, their opinions …
 
Today, Brian and Jordan are talking about what it’s like in no man’s land and their struggles with imposter’s syndrome. Brian shares more details about his newest venture. Jordan talks about his need for structure. They do a deep dive into the launch process and various launch strategies as well as updates on their various projects, their opinions …
 
In this interview you’re going to hear me bust the chops of today’s guest. Sam Ovett is the co-founder of Mobile Pocket Office, a consulting company that helps clients automate sales and lead generation.He started the company with his dad. I want to find out about that and how he built it up. Sam Ovett is the co-founder of Mobile Pocket Office, a c…
 
Ray J, the musician and TV star, wanted to be a tech entrepreneur like you.He launched an electric bike, but it didn’t go as well as planned. “I wasn’t listening to anybody,” he says of that time. His finances suffered from unfruitful startup attempts.Then he teamed up with Ray Lee, whose family was in the electrics business, and opened himself up …
 
Joining me is an entrepreneur who’s been in the news quite a bit because he raised a bunch of money.But before all that, the company failed on many ways with many early customers. Today’s guest is willing to talk openly with me about that.Vivek Sharma is the founder of Movable Ink which activates any data into real-time, personalized content in any…
 
Where we discuss the failure of the Texas energy grid and how it relates to a failure to plan ahead. We look at active/active, n+1 and other cases where redundancy sneaks away from you. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm. Links…
 
Joining me is another guy who interviews entrepreneurs about how they’ve built their businesses.John Lee Dumas has done over 3000 interviews as the founder and host of the award-winning podcast, Entrepreneurs on Fire, where he interviews inspiring entrepreneurs.He’s got a book now about how he built his business and what you can learn from his expe…
 
Sam and Ryan discuss how loading states, data fetching, and skeleton screens can change the architecture of an SSG application. They also talk about Apollo’s cache and various query re-fetching strategies. Topics include: 0:00 - Intro 2:35 - Image cropper dampening 4:00 - Learning library abstractions 10:00 - Loading states with SSG 28:00 - Server …
 
Tristan Pollock is the co-founder of Storefront, which allows vendors to find and book pop-up shops, showrooms, galleries, and other event venues.It was a great freaking idea. He ended up selling. I want to ask him about that, his AngelList syndicate, and why, after founding and selling a company, he ended up working for CTO.ai. Tristan Pollock is …
 
Brian and Jordan are back after a short break. Today’s topics involve new developments with Brian, Twitter conversations, and market research for new and current projects. Brian gives us a sneak peak into a new project. Jordan brings his opinions on Twitter and how companies are using their social media profiles for marketing. They briefly talk abo…
 
Brian and Jordan are back after a short break. Today’s topics involve new developments with Brian, Twitter conversations, and market research for new and current projects. Brian gives us a sneak peak into a new project. Jordan brings his opinions on Twitter and how companies are using their social media profiles for marketing. They briefly talk abo…
 
Joining me is Paul Palmieri. He’s someone who has done it all. He built a company, took it public, sold it to AOL, the whole thing.I want to find out how he did it and I also want to talk to him about the big, hairy, audacious challenge he’s taking on today in e-commerce.Paul Palmieri is the co-creator of Tradeswell, a real-time e-commerce value ch…
 
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This week, Nick and Martin give an update on their projects and discuss different types of website content. Referred to Rogue Startups with Adii Pienaar: https://roguestartups.com/rs240-life-profitability-with-adii-pienaar/ Dan Martell's SAAS Academy: https://www.danmartell.com/saasacademy/ Chart Mogul: https://chartmogul.com/ Our Products Nick: SE…
 
I was a little intimidated about today’s guest because he’s in the security space. And I find that anything in the security space is hard to understand, harder to explain and wrapped in a mystery because the guests can’t tell me details.But today’s guest is different. He doesn’t come from a security background. I invited him here to talk about how …
 
Where we discuss deplatforming, through the lens of what happened to social media sites after the political upheaval in early January. Comments for the episode are welcome - at the bottom of the show notes for the episode there is a Disqus setup, or you can email us at feedback@operations.fm. Links for Episode 109: Cloudflare Controversies Cloudfla…
 
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